2014 March

Sesto (Giulio Cesare)

 

2014 April

Alto Soloist (Mahler's 3rd Symphony)

 

2014 June 28

Performance of Mendelssohn's Newly Discovered Lied (Des Menchen Herz ist ein Schacht)

 

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Recent Engagements

 

 

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"Zabala's astonishing flexibility and her characterization was broad and brazen, but never became caricature" - St. Paul Pioneer Press

 

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Opera


Giulio Cesare

Sesto

Florentine Opera Company, 2014

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

Jacksonville Symphony, 2014

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

Florentine Opera Company, 2013

Doubt

Sister James

Minnesota Opera, 2013

Cosi fan Tutte

Dorabella

Saratoga Opera, 2011

Wuthering Heights

Isabella Linton

Minnesota Opera, 2011

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

Sugar Creek Symphony & Song, 2010

Salome

Ein Page

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain, 2010

Carmen

Mercedes

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain, 2010

Hansel und Gretel

Hansel

Austin Lyric Opera, 2010

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Minnesota Opera, 2009

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

Opera Carolina, 2009

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

Opera Lyra Ottawa, 2008

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

Berkshire Opera Company, 2008

Romeo et Juliette

Stephano

Minnesota Opera, 2008

Carmen

Mercedes

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, 2007

Tartuffe

Elmire

Lake George Opera, 2007

The Merry Widow

Valencienne

Syracuse Opera, 2007

Carmen

Mercedes

Opera Pacific, 2007

Waiting for the Barbarians

Barbarian Girl

Austin Lyric Opera, 2007

Les Contes D'Hoffmann

Niklausse

Minnesota Opera, 2006

The Barber of Seville

Rosina

Utah Opera, 2006

Cosi fan Tutte

Dorabella

The Bar Harbor International Music Festival, 2006

Carmen

Carmen

The Wildwood Festival, 2006

Les Contes D'Hoffman

Niklausse

The Minnesota Opera, 2006

La Cenerentola

Angelina

Opera Carolina, 2006

La Cenerentola

Angelina

Lyric Opera of San Antonio, 2005

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

West Virginia Symphony, 2005

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

The Syracuse Opera, 2005

La Cenerentola

Angelina

The Arizona Opera, 2004

Volpone

Erminella

Wolf Trap Opera Company, 2004

The Mikado

Pitti-Sing

Arizona Opera, 2003

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

Wildwood Festival, 2003

Cosi fan tutte

Dorabella

The Opera Company of Brooklyn, 2003

Carmen

Mercedes

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, 2003

Street Scene

Emma Jones

Wolf Trap Opera, 2002

Xerxes

Amastre

Wolf Trap Opera, 2002

Little Women

Meg

The Minnesota Opera, 2002

Madama Butterfly

Kate Pinkerton

The Seattle Opera, 2002

La Cenerentola

Angelina

The Seattle Opera (Young Artists) 2002

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

Wolf Trap Opera, 2001

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hermia

Wolf Trap Opera, 2001

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

The Minnesota Opera, 2001

Street Scene

Jenny Hildebrand

The Minnesota Opera, 2001

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rosina

Operafestival di Roma, 2000

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

The Minnesota Opera, 2000

Der Rosenkavalier

Annina

The Minnesota Opera, 2000

La Cenerentola

Angelina / Tisbe

Cincinnati Opera Outreach, 1999

Le Nozze di Figaro

Cherubino

Baton Rouge/LSU Opera, 1998

La Calisto

Diana

University of Cincinnati (CCM) Opera, 1997

Beatrice and Benedict

Beatrice

CCM Opera, 1997

 

Concert & Oratorio


Secrets of Sky and Sea

SEFoS, 2008

Blithe Spirits, words, songs, and art in the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy

SEFoS at Dallas Museum, 2008

Shakespeare Remixed

SEFoS at Wolf Trap, 2008

The Great Escape

SEFoS, 2007

Sing for Hope

Sing for Hope, 2007

Elijah

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 2007

Bach Cantata no.170

The Jacksonville Symphony, 2007

DeFalla's Sombrero de Tres Picos

The Jacksonville Symphony, 2006

Sondheim at 75

Wildwood Festival, 2006

Shakespeare Unplugged

Southeatern Festival of Song at the Dallas Museum , 2006

Bernstein Memories

Madison Symphony Orchestra, 2006

Teatros Espanyoles

The New York Festival of Song, 2006

Messiah

Virginia Symphony, 2005

Rossini Stabat Mater

Florida Bach Society, 2005

Medelssohn's Elijah

Florida Bach Society, 2005

Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Llyod Weber

The Jacksonville Symphony, 2005

Secrets of the Sea and Sky

The Southeastern Festival of Song, 2005

The Curtain Draws: Weill, Brecht & Lenya

NATS convention, 2005

The Muse of Andalusia

Wildwood Festival, 2005

A Delicate Drama: Songs of the Opera Composers

New York Festival of Song, 2005

Kurt & Bert: the collaboration of Weill and Brecht

Wildwood Festival, 2004

Messiah

The Syracuse Symphony, 2004

Bernstein Symphony no.1, Jeremiah

The Carmoor Festival/Orchestra of St. Luke's, 2004

Men, Women and Food

The New York Festival of Song, 2004

SEFoS "Our Love is Here to Stay"

Southeastern Festival of Song, 2004

Respighi: "Il Tramonto" / Bernstein: "Arias & Bacarolles"

Spokane Symphony, 2004

Porter & Gershwin: Romantic Showstoppers

Jacksonville Symphony, 2004

New York Festival of Song "The New York Poets"

New York Festival of Song, 2003

Wolf Italianisches Liederbuch

Vocal Arts Society Benefit (Washington DC) 2003

SEFoS "No Song is Safe"

Southeastern Festival of Song (New Orleans) 2003

Wolf Italianisches Liederbuch

Wolf Trap Discovery Series, 2003

New York Festival of Song "Songs of Peace and War"

New York Festival of Song, 2003

Wolf Italianisches Liederbuch

Southeastern Festival of Song, 2003

Recital with Steven Blier, "South of the border"

Wolf Trap Opera, 2002

Bach's Easter Oratorio

The Jacksonville Symphony, 2002

Rodgers & Hammerstein Review

The Jacksonville Symphony, 2001

Recital with Steven Blier, "The Killer B's"

Wolf Trap Opera, 2001

Les Nuits D'été

The Minnesota Philharmonic, 2000

Requiem for Mignon

The Minnesota Orchestra, 2000

 

Awards & Honors


Shouse Career Grant Wolf Trap Opera Company 2001 & 2002

Recitalist and Panelist, Liberty Fund Colloquiae:
"Beethoven and Liberty," Chicago, IL 2001
"Liberty, Don Giovanni, and the Don Juan Myth," Buenos Aires, Argentina 2000
"Justice and Vengeance in the Electra Myth: Strauss' Elektra," Santa Fe, NM 2000
"Liberty, Revolution, and Religion: Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites," Santa Fe, NM 1999
Recipient, George Dieterle Vocal Scholarship, CCM 1996-98
Recipient, Fulbright Study Grant, "Mozarteum," Salzburg 1995-96
Prize Winner, Rose Palmai-Tenser Mobile Opera Guild Competition 1994
 

Education


Master of Music Vocal Performance Cincinnati CCM 1999
Fulbright Study Grant Lieder Study "Mozarteum" 1995-96
Bachelor of Music Music Education Louisiana State University 1994
 

Conductors: Michael Barrett, Richard Buckley, Dean Williamson, Will Crutchfield, Christopher Larkin, Michael Butterman, Fabio Mechetti, Joel Revzen, Emmanuel Plasson, Jane Glover
 

Voice Teachers: William Schuman (2003-), Virginia Grasso (2002-2003), Emma Small (2001), Patricia Berlin (1996-2000)
 

Coaches: Steven Blier, Dean Williamson, Dale Johnson, Carrie Ann Matheson, Hartmut Höll/ Mitsuko Shirai, Kenneth Griffiths, Bruce Stasyna, Joe Lawson, Kathy Olson

 

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